FBI

Faster Profiles

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

HHS may already be administering DNA testing to migrant families, but the agency has provided little information about how testing is being implemented.

Mummy's Result

The Federal Bureau of Investigation researchers helped a museum in Boston analyze the DNA of a 4,000-year-old mummified head, the New York Times says.

Genetic profiles generated by Thermo Fisher's Yfiler Plus PCR amplification kit can now be included in the FBI's DNA indexing system.

The law broadens the ability of law enforcement agencies to use rapid DNA sequencing technology and upload resulting data into a federal database.

Federal investigators have searched the offices of Proove Biosciences, Stat News reports.

The approval permits National DNA Index System labs to upload DNA samples processed by NetBio's system without manual interpretation or technical review.

PowerPlex Fusion 6C system is a 27-locus multiplex assay that combines common and informative loci, including SE33, Penta D, and Penta E.

In a New York Times op-ed, Eric Lander argues that forensic science needs to be of high quality.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Thermo Fisher Scientific's Life Technologies said today that the FBI has granted approval of the Life Tech GlobalFiler Kit for forensic laboratories that generate DNA profiles and upload them to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.